Stav’s News, August 2021
We are thankful for very Peace again after riots and looting and fuel shortages. Please pray for peace and wisdom for the leadership of the country.
Change of role. About a month ago, Mike let Eswatini know that he and his family have accepted to transfer to the TWR station in Guam, so after furlough in the USA they are planning to return to pack up. As short as we are of staff in Eswatini, the
situation in Guam is even more critical. Stephen has therefore accepted the request to remain in the Chief engineer position for a longer period until someone younger can be found.
DX letters. Lorraine has been receiving a lot more Dx letters than is usual. One man was listening in Brazil to our Portuguese program for Angola.
Staff. Please continue to pray for the Lord to provide us with another engineer.
Extending the reach from Eswatini. The ministry department would like to do more broadcasting into the horn of Africa and Central Africa. We have the transmitters available, but we don’t have enough antennas to expand the broadcast into those areas. Please pray that we can source some used antennas for Eswatini at a good price. This will also involve some major construction work to erect them.
The antennas may look something like in the picture.
Family. We are thankful for good health. We are planning to travel to South Africa at the end of this month to renew our passports, visit family and take a break.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Eph 2:10
We thank the Lord for your support and partnership with us in the Gospel.
Stephen & Lorraine
Listener response :-
From Angola:- "I live with my parents. Out of five children I am the second born. I always listen to Pastor Isac Silvano's messages aired on Trans World Radio. Last week he spoke on "Liberated Forgiveness" based on Ephesians 4:31-32. This
message helped me get out of a pit of hatred against my father. I couldn't forgive my father for the horrible things he did to my older sister. After he became a Christian in October last year, he confessed his sin to God and to our family. Yet I still had a lot of anger towards him and couldn't forgive him. But now, God has spoken to my heart through this message. That same day I went to my father and
told him that I loved him and forgave him. I also asked him to forgive me for my bad behavior in the past two years. My father cried a lot and hugged me without saying a word. I am relieved. God did a wonderful work between us. I am grateful to God and to all who make these radio programs that teach on forgiveness and the love of God. Now I know that the Word of God transforms lives. Pray for us that the Holy Spirit will help our families heal from the wounds of the past."
We received this encouraging report on the reception of our SW (short wave) signal to Sudan (Islamic). N. has been able to make a connection with a pastor in Khartoum, Sudan.The pastor has confirmed we have a good signal and bought 100 SW radios in a local store in Sudan,which he is now distributing. Including a sticker
with TWR broadcast schedule and frequency.The relationship with the pastor is growing and we hope over time to be able to produce new programs in Sudanese Arabic in Sudan itself. That would be a major step in this developing ministry.
G, a young boy in Zimbabwe came to know about Jesus through the radio programs of TWR whilst out tending his cattle and he still listens currently!- this is his story:
I still remember those days in 1982 when I used to carry our portable radio to the fields or while herding cattle and goats, mainly because I did not want to miss all the programs on TWR. It used to be on 49mb on Short Wave in the morning and
90mb in the evening.There are many mountains in my home region and so it was that when it was raining, we would take shelter in the caves still listening to my favourite TWR.Some of the boys of my age then did not find it exciting and could not understand how a boy like me would enjoy preaching and teaching alone
instead of music on radio. Well, I wish they had known that my journey of a thousand miles had begun.
Those were the days of Radio Bible Class, LoveWorthy Finding, Stuart Briscoe, Chuck Swindoll,Brother Vernon McGee, Dick Saunders, just to mention a few. Radio was personal and very exciting.Transworld Radio did not only change my life; it
shaped my life. It went on to be my greatest source of inspiration and encouragement when God called me into ministry as a pastor. Along the way I have
missed a lot of programs because of work and other occupations, but TWR has never been knocked off my radar. It still remains my favorite station of all time. I wish I can one day sit down with someone like me and just relive and reminisce those good and golden days.Here is a station that I am married to until death do
us part. Long live Transworld Radio Africa. Long live the love of my heart. G from Zimbabwe
From a listener of TWR’s AM broadcasts to Zimbabwe from Eswatini (received in a WhatsApp message): "TWR is part of my daily bread. I am using a small radio, (and) I live in rural area. I tune it on AM station. I love the Lord my God Jesus Christ. l am a minister at a local church. Ever since I started listen to TWR, I found the true gospel.